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Tall Women’s Clothes and Resource Guide

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Introduction

Skirts are worn for a variety of fashion reasons. Skirts can be worn for work or play. There are athletic skirts, corporate skirts, casual skirts, formal skirts, church skirts, uniform skirts, short skirts, long skirts, sexy skirts, frumpy skirts, and even skirts for swimming. Whatever image you need to project on a given day or time, you can find a skirt to depict that image. Skirt options and selections have made the shopping life for the tall woman and tall girl very easy. The only skirt length challenge for tall women and tall girls is encountered when shopping for the very long (ankle or floor length) skirt, but the good news is, when a woman is looking for the very long skirt she is usually preparing for a formal event, and these events are typically few and far between. The other skirt concerns for tall women and tall girls are not unique to being tall; those concerns are in the area of the condition of her legs, knees and ankles.

 

Skirts – Length and Fit Suggestions

Length

  • Lengthen it – letting the hem out of a skirt to gain some about an inch or two in length
  • Shorten it – make it a mini
  • And of course, shop specialty stores, online stores and catalogs that cater to tall women and tall girls. To find retailers that specialize in women’s tall sized Clothing. See question 1 – “Where do I Find Women’s Tall Sized Clothing” of the F A Qs pages of this site. 

 

Fit

  • If the skirt has large gaps in the hips, buttocks and waist area, choose a smaller size.
  • If the skirt creates horizontal creases and indentations across the thigh and buttock area, try on the next size up
  • If the skirt cuts into the waist and parts the stomach in half, try the next size up
  • Fit the largest body part first, and the other parts secondary. You can than have the seamstress/tailor provide alterations on the secondary parts. Example: pear shaped should fit hips & buttocks first and then have alterations to fit waist areas.

 

Skirts - Fashion Tools Table

For more detailed information on understanding what works for your tall body type and why, check out the Tools to Use – Choosing the Skirt and Dress that Works for You section in “One Size Does Not Fit Tall –Tall Women’s Fashion Guide and Resource. The Tools to Use sections outline precise information on why a cut will work on your body type.  Knowing this information will simplify your shopping experience; you will find what you are looking for with great ease because you will know what fits well on your body with a quick glance.

 

  • R = Recommended
  • OK = Okay
  • NR = Not Recommended

 

Skirt Types & Fit Descriptions

Mini Length – The mini hemline provides minimal leg coverage and will make the leg appear extremely long

 

Knee Length – The knee length hemline covers the entire thigh. The leg will be divided in half and appear equally proportioned

 

Calf Length - The calf length hemline covers the entire thigh and the knee and will provide and make the leg look shorter

 

Ankle Length (or longer) - The ankle length hemline covers the entire leg and will provide and make the leg look long

 

A-line Cut – Perfect for all body types. It will minimize extreme curves will at the same time giving curves to those who want to a little more

 

Straight Cut – gives a sleek appearance and will emphasize curves

 

Pleated Cut – Depends on the length of the skirt and the size of the pleats, but this cut could make hips look wider

 

For a description of the body types and dimensions outlined, as well as, determining what applies to you, visit the Body Type Page.

 

Hemline

Standard

Curvy

Top-Heavy

Apple 

Pear

Mini

OK

OK

OK

OK

OK

Calf

OK

OK

OK

OK

OK

Knee

R

R

R

R

R

Long/Ankle

OK

OK

OK

OK

OK

Cut

Standard

Curvy

Top-Heavy

Apple

Pear

A-line

R

R

R

R

R

Straight

OK

OK

OK

OK

OK

Pleated

OK

NR

OK

OK

NR